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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Down the Tubes, Part V

Listened to part of a rare interview with Karl Rove on NPR--he came across as snappy and peevish, insisting that he had secret polling data that proved the GOP would hold both Houses. And this was during a softball NPR interview!! Charlie Cook respectfully disagrees:

In the House, Republicans are most likely to see a net loss of 20 to 35 seats, and with it their majority. In the Senate, the GOP could lose at least four, but a five- or six-seat loss is more likely. A six-seat change tips the chamber into Democratic hands.

In short, in four of the five diagnostic indicators, the situation is significantly worse for Republicans today than it was for Democrats in 1994. And in the remaining one, this year is marginally better.

So, does this mean it's all over? Time for Aragorn to return to Minas Tirith (ask Santorum; he'll explain that one to you)? Sadly, no. The Forces of Evil still have an enormous bankroll and they will stoop to anything--and I mean anything--to cling to power. I'll believe a Democratic victory when I see it on November 8, and not a moment before.

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Blogger Kvatch said...

I blogged on this one as well.

To me this is the ramp up of the "Rhetoric of Election Fraud". The GOP needs to start filling in the backstory of their miraculously clinging to power, since this time they'll get no help from the MSM (read: endless stories about 'value voters').

Expect we're going to hear much more of this in the next two weeks.

10/26/2006 8:05 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Except, at least to judge by the whole Limbaugh/Michael J. Fox imbroglio, the old rhetoric seems not to be working. In fact, it kinda seems to be backfiring. Keep your fingers crossed.

10/26/2006 10:21 PM  

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